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August 2022

Why do we need stories? How do they shape our lives? Might the stories we tell ourselves and each other help us create better worlds? Or do they simply shelter us from facing reality? Maybe some stories are better lived than told… Follow the story of Phillip, a young writer desperately trying to finish the perfect book. In his many drafts are stories yet to be told and finished. Trapped in his room with nothing but ink, a typewriter, and the guidance of his fierce older sister Agnes, Phillip’s reality meets fiction as his characters come to life before his very eyes.


Ylan Assefy & León Takashi


Rémy Cassini & Ylan Assefy


Ylan Assefy


Rémy Cassini


Marc Heimendinger

Lighting Design

Ylan Assefy & Marc Heimendinger

Set Design

Mary Angélique Boyd

Costume Design

Anabelle Craven & Natasha Kay


Production Team

Kellio Berther & Edward Brett

Show Call & Sound

Gaby Wschiansky

Props, Make up & Hair

Ophelia Chapman

Production Assistant

Emilie St-James, Gaby Wschiansky, Chloé Cartier, Lema Assefy, Audrey Heimendinger, Mathilde Sanchez, Kenza El Mouhssine, Angelina Apollonio, Lisa Lanuit, Ez-zouaq mehdi, Lilou Martini & Bleuenn Wojcik

Set Construction

Martin Leu

Heavy Load Driver


Nicolas Motet


Maxence Marmy


Léonardo Mehbooh Khan

The Pirate King / The Plumber

Ophelia Chapman

The Red Woman / Carmen Diez

Sophie Gunneberg

Grandmother-Earth / Mrs. Wolfson

León Takashi

The Gentleman / Dr. Takahashi

Luca Disavino

Circus Twin 1 / Luke

Violetta Reyes

Circus Twin 2 / Violet

This production has been done in collaboration with the Mwazwe Foundation.

We would like to thank Simply Theatre, La Source Sonore & Lumineuse, Thibault Pichon, Nick Mills, and Cornélius Spaeter without whom this production wouldn't have been possible.